Unlikely to be a true Ultrabook but definitely part of a developing trend towards the convertible Ultrabook design is this Teso K116 ‘ultrabook’ spotted on Alibaba, the global trade portal, today by Netbooknews.
The detachable screen is designed in a similar way to the relatively successful Asus Transformer.
The specifications given are limited but the words ‘Ivy Bridge’ are up there along with SSD storage options and a buyers price of between 400 and 600 US dollars. Remember that’s pre-shipping, pre tax price based on a minimum thousand units being purchased in one go.
No indication is given as to whether the keyboard contains and sort of ports, battery or capability other than what could be just a USB keyboard and touchpad. There’s no weight and of course, no real images. It’s one to track at Computex 2012 perhaps but nothing to get excited about just yet.
The form-factor however, is something to talk about. I had hand-on with a similar design at CES this year and the tablet part weighed only 800gm, a very useful weight for a 11.6” tablet. Assuming Acer haven’t wrapped this design up in patents, I think it’s likely to be a design theme we’ll see many times this year as Windows 8 and Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks develop.